You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from #11 Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.
What I love about Stampin’ Up? EVERYTHING!
My answer may be simple but the reasoning behind it is more complex. I have been involved in some sort of crafting my whole life. I will be hitting another major milestone on my birthday this year. So let me assure you, it has been a good number of years.
I began paper crafting in the mid-1990’s when I attended a workshop which featured products from another company, who will remain un-named but is no longer in business. From there I was hooked and started adding to my collection of tools, papers, accessories, etc. I tried everything and bought it all. Because I have a retailing background, I could identify product lines on sight. I even sorted and stored by supplies by product line. Weird, huh!
In 2005, I began attending a monthly Stampin’ Up club. From the first month, I was hooked. I loved the quality and the coordination of the products. Once introduced to Stampin’ Up paper, cards made with paper from other companies just did not measure up. Over time I stopped buying paper at the Big Box and local scrapbook stores for even my scrapbooking needs.
I have always been very particular about color coordination. I think it all began early in my life when I made all my clothes, crazy but true. This obsession continued when I learned to do decorative painting. At one time, I think I owned 150+ different colors of acrylic paint. Of course, they were sorted by color, browns, blues, greens, reds, etc.
So you can imagine I carried this tendency over to my paper crafting. I Love the way Stampin’ Up
coordinates all of their product. Gone were the days when I went from store to store to find just the right ribbon or ink. Stampin’ Up has SIMPLIFIED and IMPROVED my paper crafting.
In recent years they have taken it a step further with the addition of punches, framelits, and other tools to take coordination to another level. LOVE IT!
It is true, I am a Stampin’ Up snob.
Today, I am sharing a card we are making at my monthly card clubs. It is a great example of the wonderful coordinating products and the innovative tools from Stampin' Up.
The Scalloped Tag Topper Punch is a brand new product from the Occasions Catalog. There are so many unique ways to use it. This card closure is just one example. I used the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper, which is FREE with a $50 purchase during Sale-a-bration. The colors of Pistachio Pudding, Pool Party, and Crisp Cantaloupe coordinate with the DSP. Each color is beautiful. What is your favorite?
Crisp Cantaloupe version
Pistachio Pudding version
Pool Party version
Stamp Sets: Perfect Pennants and Happy Watercolor
Paper: Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper, Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Pool Party, Sahara Sand.
Ink: Sahara Sand, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Pool Party, Black Staz'On
Tools: Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Arrows Impression, Scallops Textured Impression, Adorning Accents Texture folders, Fringe Scissors.
Accessories: Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack and Stampin' Dimensionals.
The next stop is #13 Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you next month.
- Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Janice Warhank at Janice's Papercraft Playground
- Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works
- Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
- Marlene Heringer at So Many Toys So Little Time
- Linda Callahan at Stampin' Seasons
- Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
- Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
- Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
- Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
- Sherrie Gross at Stampin Sunshine
- Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
- Peggy Noe at prettypapercards.com
- Donna Kopenski at craftycardmaker
- Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
- Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
- Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Jackie Diediker at Stampin Jackie
- Alison Bilohlavek at ribbon and brad
- Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly's Creative Corner
- Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
- Angie Blake at Angie's Musings
- Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
- Shirley Sumption at Look at my Cute Stuff
- Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
Enjoy the hop!
Hope to see you soon,
Hope to see you soon,